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BLACK GOD, SHAVED WOMEN, TRAUMA HARNESS, and SCUZZ MASTER at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, April 24th

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(Poster by Ryan Patterson.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

BLACK GOD

SHAVED WOMEN (second to last show ever!)

TRAUMA HARNESS

SCUZZ MASTER

Friday, April 24th
at THE NEW VINTAGE

Doors open at 7 PM
$7, ALL AGES!
Advance online tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/823819-black-god-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/448870978597360/
Recommended If You Like: Louisville! and St. Louis, too.

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BLACK GOD
is comprised of Rob Pennington (Endpoint, Minnow), Ryan Patterson (Coliseum, Blood Moon Rail), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows), and Ben Sears (Mountain Asleep, Xerxes).

Listen to BLACK GOD here: http://blackgodlouisville.bandcamp.com/releases.

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From the barren streets of middle-America come SHAVED WOMEN. Reigning as the supreme harbingers of chaos in Saint Louis, Missouri, this nihilistic quartet has risen to the top through an effective mix of brutal noise rock and self-destructive hardcore punk. Informed by the caustic nature of small city-towns, the band focuses its feedback-drenched dirge into a cross-section of existential anxiety and landlocked depression. With the ability to simultaneously smolder and combust, SHAVED WOMEN seamlessly blend the warring guitar riffs of Black Flag, the rabid mania of The Jesus Lizard, and Drunks With Guns’ reckless abandon. Singer Ben Salyers’ animalistic vocal approach barrels in the red with self-loathing rage over guitarist Chris Eck’s grinding walls of feedback. Referencing the buzz-saw warp of Black Flag’s Greg Ginn, Eck weaves through a maze of discordant riffs while maintaining total control of the band’s uncompromising progression. Anchored by the dialed-in rhythm section of bassist John Birkner and drummer Tom Valli, the band easily transitions from erratic breakneck speeds to a headstomping trench crawl with metronomic vitality. The band’s unmatched tenacity results in a bevy of AmRep-style breakdowns hinged on unforgettable mid-tempo hooks and complete brainwave annihilation. This will be their second-to-last ever show!

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TRAUMA HARNESS hails from the surrounding area of Saint Louis, Missouri and fling back and forth on a bipolar emotional spectrum of dark hopelessness dirges to uplifting noisy pop.

SCUZZ MASTER are a relatively new Louisville band, full of rock n’ roll abandon. You might have seen them open for White Reaper and Anwar Sadat at Zanzabar recently, but if you missed it, here’s your next chance to see them destroy!

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BLACK GOD, FRONTIER(S), DEAD HALOS, and THE PINK VULTURES at THE NEW VINTAGE, Friday, January 2nd

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(flier by Ryan Patterson.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

BLACK GOD (on No Idea Records)
FRONTIER(S)
(on Tiny Engines)
DEAD HALOS
THE PINK VULTURES

Friday, January 2nd
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston Street
8 PM DOORS, ALL AGES!
21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$7
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/742241-black-god-frontier-s-dead-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/749644261796769
Recommended if you like: Louisville!

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BLACK GOD
is comprised of Rob Pennington (Endpoint, Minnow), Ryan Patterson (Coliseum, Blood Moon Rail), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows), and Ben Sears (Mountain Asleep, Xerxes).

Listen to BLACK GOD here: http://blackgodlouisville.bandcamp.com/releases.


As the front man for Falling Forward and seminal emo torchbearers Elliott — the band in which he spent most of his adult life — Chris Higdon’s voice was (and remains) the quintessential prototype. Variations of the Louisville native’s magnetic delivery continues to crop up in young groups hoping to achieve even a sliver of the respect and adoration those progenitors earned within the scene. Rounded out by bassist Bryan Todd, Nick Stinnett on drums and guitarist Matt Wieder, who cut his teeth in the early ’90s hardcore outfit Mouthpiece, as well as River City rock staples The Enkindels, FRONTIER(S)‘ manages to seamlessly bridge the gap between the melodic, ethereal indie rock of Higdon’s Elliott-era material and the blistering hardcore punk of the other members’ earlier efforts. Much like the city it calls home, FRONTIER(S) is hopelessly Midwestern. Louisville never accepted east or west coast definitions of post-anything, and the quartet is no different. Serrating guitars, tightly wound bass, and dime-stop drums are the brick to Higdon’s mortar as he switches between airy tones and boot-shaking roar. The band channels enough hardcore angst and Husker Du-style buzzsaw guitar to make even the most jaded scenester flip their wig, while featuring pounding rhythms and a swirling wall of sound that land the listener somewhere smack in the middle of post-punk England and Washington D.C.’s Revolution Summer.

When it comes to the subject of rock and roll, DEAD HALOS doesn’t claim to be re-inventors of the proverbial wheel, nor do they wish to live exclusively in the so-called glory days of years past. The Louisville, Kentucky-based band, which includes Tony Ash (Trophy Wives) on guitar, Aaron Sortman (Waxeater, Neighbor) on drums, Max Balliet (The Ladybirds) on guitar, Cassie Green on bass and Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Stephanie Vogt (Donoma) on vocals, is here to be heard, loud and proud, whether you approve or not. The band’s musical influences are displayed proudly on their collective sleeves, but make no mistake, this is no half-assed nostalgia act or pleasant stroll down memory lane. DEAD HALOS are doing their goddamndest to revitalize the spirit and sound of real rock and roll music, the kind we all grew up loving until, like so many things before, it became a watered down parody of itself. Come one come all. Bring your party hat, your dancing shoes….and maybe some earplugs.

THE PINK VULTURES succinctly describe themselves as “American Punk Rock n’ Roll.” What more needs to be said? Nothing, really, other than their members — Daryl Sullivan, Chris Payne, Brent Starkey, Karri Bedan, and Ella Jean Lumpkins — are an assortment of long-time scene veterans and relatively fresh faces. But they’ll let their music speak for themselves!

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D.R.I. with BLACK GOD, THE DECLINE EFFECT, and ANOTHER MISTAKE at THE NEW VINTAGE, Sunday, September 7th

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(poster by Dave Johnson.)

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

Hardcore legends from Houston, Texas

D.R.I.

with

BLACK GOD (Louisville, Kentucky; on No Idea Records)
THE DECLINE EFFECT (Louisville, KY; on 28:48 Records)
ANOTHER MISTAKE (Louisville, KY)

Sunday, September 7th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
2126 S. Preston Street
8 PM DOORS, ALL AGES!
21-and-over drinks with valid photo ID.
$10 advance tickets (online only); $15 day-of-show
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/613831-dri-louisville/.
Check out the Facebook invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/568503589927498.


From Wikipedia: D.R.I. (or Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) is a crossover thrash band from the United States that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. Since 1999, the band comprises founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Rob Rampy and bassist Harald Oimoen. D.R.I. never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries -— most notably Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, and Stormtroopers of Death — alongside whom they are considered pioneers of what would later be called “crossover thrash.”

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BLACK GOD
is comprised of Rob Pennington (Endpoint, Minnow), Ryan Patterson (Coliseum, Blood Moon Rail), Nick Thieneman (Young Widows), and Ben Sears (Mountain Asleep, Xerxes).

Listen to BLACK GOD here: http://blackgodlouisville.bandcamp.com/releases.

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THE DECLINE EFFECT consists of Dave Johnson (Glasspack) on vocals, Mark Abromavage (Kinghorse, Malignant Growth/Fading Out) on guitar, Chris Abromavage (Malignant Growth) on bass, and Jae Brown (Men in Black) on drums.

Listen to THE DECLINE EFFECT here: http://2848records.bandcamp.com/album/the-decline-effect.


(photo of Another Mistake by Bryan Volz.)

ANOTHER MISTAKE is: Stephen Price, guitar; AJ Graninger, bass; Cameron Cousins, drums; Dpain, guitar; Tyler Short, vocals.

Listen to ANOTHER MISTAKE here: http://anothermistakehc.bandcamp.com/.

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Black God, Child Bite, and Alcohol Party at Mag Bar, Monday, November 19th

LEO Weekly ran my staff pick of Monday’s Black God, Child Bite, and Alcohol Party show at the Mag Bar (scroll down to the Monday entry):

Monday, Nov. 19
Child Bite
Magnolia Bar & Grill
1398 S. Second St.
facebook.com/MagBarOldLou
$TBA; 9 p.m.

Detroit’s Child Bite is often compared to Rust Belt punk pioneers Pere Ubu because of their dissonant guitar lines and vocalist Shawn Knight’s high-pitched histrionics. Whereas Ubu’s frontman David Thomas couched his sometimes-sentimental lyrics within a whimsical yelp, the approach of Child Bite’s main man Knight is more assured, wrapped in the band’s more aggressive, straightforward post-hardcore sound. Additional synth and horn textures add some variety to an otherwise standard Midwestern rock approach, and Child Bite seem like the kind of band that are more fun to watch live than listen to in any other setting — though what I’ve heard of their recordings are pretty good, too. With Louisville hardcore alumni Black God and Alcohol Party. —Joel Hunt

More information is available here: http://www.facebook.com/events/451171688261803.